Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Feet of Clay - (in the memory of my late father)

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Had long ago read a poem
about Ozymandias
"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies..."*
 
As I grew year by year
The halos of my parents
did gradually disappear
 
I now saw them whole
as humans with their flaws
their feet of clay**
and all the faux pas
 
Now as a parent
I have to come to terms
with life's full cycle
when my little one
turns around
 
and sees me
as a regular woman
who has her flaws and
is less divine more human
 
 
I forgive you Papa
as you had once said
- "because none of us is perfect
what matters
where we are
we give it our best."
 
* Lines from the poem OZYMANDIAS by Shelley
**Feet of clay is a reference to the interpretation of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, by the prophet Daniel as recounted in the Book of Daniel.The analogy is now commonly used to refer to a weakness or character flaw, especially in people of prominence
 


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